Gertrude Atherton Quotes: There Is A Strong Conservative Instinct

There Is A Strong Conservative Instinct In The Average Man Or Woman, Born Of The Hereditary Fear Of Life, That Prompts Them To Cling To Old Standards, Or, If Too Intelligent To Look Inhospitably Upon Progress, To Move Very Slowly. Both Types Are The Brakes And Wheelhorses Necessary To A Stable Civilization, But History, Even Current History In The Newspapers, Would Be Dull Reading If There Were No Adventurous Spirits Willing To Do Battle For New Ideas.
— Gertrude Atherton —

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